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Jurassic World.. Any thoughts on taking youngish children?

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Methe Wed 10-Jun-15 19:19:49

It's a 12A

Ds is 6.5 and has seen all the others, has seen the trailers and is desperate to go. DD is ten. Dh and I are considering taking them at the weekend. Neither of them are easily scared and are quite robust.

Not sure what to do.

Artandco Wed 10-Jun-15 19:22:24

My 5 year old would be terrified

ImCatbug Wed 10-Jun-15 19:25:34

If they've seen the original 3 and are fine with them then I don't see why not. It looks like it will be very similar, in terms of actual scary parts/humans getting eaten.

doublechocchip Wed 10-Jun-15 19:28:39

Will be following with interest as ours want to see it too (8 and almost 7) I was thinking if going to one of the cinemas near us with a smaller screen so its not as 'in your face'.

fattymcfatfat Wed 10-Jun-15 19:37:45

I'm taking my 6yo. the first 3 don't even scare 18 month old DD so I don't see a problem with it.

Methe Wed 10-Jun-15 21:49:53

That's a good ideadouble

Moln Wed 10-Jun-15 21:52:53

I'm going tomorrow with my 8 year old.

He's seen all the others about a squillion times and wasn't scared. I shall report back on levels of scariness.

Moln Thu 11-Jun-15 12:40:44

Well I can update you earlier than I thought, we left early, it scared him something awful.

I'll ask him why in a bit.

doublechocchip Thu 11-Jun-15 15:53:36

Oh bless him Moln sorry to hear that my sister text me last night to warn us off if too. Maybe we should just wait to rent it on sky then at least we could fast forward the worst parts!

littleostrich Thu 11-Jun-15 16:04:26

Oh is it a lot scarier than the early ones, do you think? DH's little brother (age 8) is obsessed with dinosaurs, he tells everyone he's going to be a palaeontologist when he's older and he's seen the first three films many, many times. I'd really like to take him to see the new one (he keeps asking me if we can go, and MIL said it would be fine) but I'd be a bit more wary if they've dramatically increased the scariness.

AlmaMartyr Thu 11-Jun-15 16:09:26

Oh, this is interesting. My 5 and 7 year olds want to see it (are desperate!) and not fazed by the first 3 at all but if people are being warned off then maybe we should rethink. Hmm.

bruffin Thu 11-Jun-15 16:14:05

I remember when the early ones came out and there were plenty of complaints on how scary they were, remember seeing something on the tv is nowhere near as scary as being in a cinema.
Off to see it with teens and dh tonight.

Moln Thu 11-Jun-15 16:57:31

I didn't think it was scarier. I knew he was scared because he covered his eyes and put his hood up!! But he's relaxed a bit now and I've asked him why he thought it scarier. He says it's because there's more killing in it (death rate is higher).

I thought it was more tense and suspensive (real word that).

I suspect the size of the screen and the volume played a part too. Though we saw Jurassic Park in the cinema when it was out on its anniversary special (having seen it on DVD first mind) and he loved it.

He's very disappointed that it scared him so much (just the main dinosaur frightened him) he's a total dinosaur obsessive. Wants to be a palaeontologist since he was two (and to young to know that word)

As we walked out he told me he thought it should be a 12, without the 'A' bit!!

Methe Thu 11-Jun-15 17:38:18

Oh bless him, what a shame. I'm even more unsure what to do now!

Moln Thu 11-Jun-15 18:02:16

Sorry! It's a difficult on, this was his end of school year treat too (he's had a rough ride of it)

I knew it was rated suitable for 12 years or over and took a gamble based on his being unfazed by the other films. I lost the gamble!! Wish I could have come back and told you he loved it like the other films, would be better!!

The Indonimus (spelling?) Rex is more monster like than the dinosaurs before.

I've just read too that it was created for those that watched the original more than for children.

bruffin Thu 11-Jun-15 20:41:16

Have to agree that dinosaur is very scary

Davros Thu 11-Jun-15 23:41:14

Looking forward to it with DD who is 12 so no problems and nothing much scares her. I would think twice if she were 10 or under, cinema experience can be much more intense. DH nearly knocked down a row of seats in the cinema when the T-Rex appeared in the first one and was a big boy!

TheBobbinIsWound Thu 11-Jun-15 23:49:29


I LOVE all the films and LOVED this one too.

There's prolonged periods of peril.
Quite a lot of human deaths (unlike the other movies) and blood. Spurty uppy wall affects at times and usually human blood. A lot human.
Few "bloody" and "bitch" but language isn't the reason for the rating. There's more people in it and a lot of people die.

It's bloody brilliant however! There is (of course) a happily ever after and there area has fewer "jumpy" bits than the other movies.

TheBobbinIsWound Thu 11-Jun-15 23:51:35

...I wouldn't take an under 10 personally. It's scary. There is a lot of peril. It is much more scary than the first 3 movies.

Lots of lovely nods to the original film however :-)

INeedSomeHelp Thu 11-Jun-15 23:53:40

I've just seen it and wouldn't recommend it for young children. There is a lot of people getting killed and you see some of it fairly close up.
We saw it in 3D - I'm not sure if 2D would be less "in your face" but I would still be reluctant to take a youngish child.

ashtrayheart Fri 12-Jun-15 00:00:30

That's a shame. My youngest 2 dds are obsessed with dinosaurs at 4 and 6 and have enjoyed the other Jurassic films.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 12-Jun-15 00:08:13

IMDB has a parental guide but obviously being a new film, there's not a lot on it just yet. It does look really graphic and violent.

NathalieM Fri 12-Jun-15 11:20:41

That's a shame, I'm sorry your son had a hard time watching it. If it was the deaths bothering him then he must be a very compassionate young man, I've noticed this trait in many other young people who don't like seeing untold amounts of death in a film.

The 12A rating has given filmmakers license to include more adult content in their films AND be able to sell to the lucrative younger market. I thought exactly the same thing about The Dark Knight when it came out; it's basically a mobster film but its rated 12. How does that work?

I must say though, I am very excited about this film. If you think about it, the original was also rather scary; the velociraptors always had be hiding under the sheets when I was younger. Also, I just love Chris Pratt ;)

bruffin Fri 12-Jun-15 12:11:14

The 12A rating has given filmmakers license to include more adult content in their films AND be able to sell to the lucrative younger market

This started when the original Tobey McGuire Spiderman came out, because parents were in uproar their children couldn't go and see it. There was a graphic scene at the end.

Jurassic World is very graphic, which I don't remember so much from the first film, but then there are quite a few 12as I wouldn't have been happy with dc seeing when they were younger, but then when we went to see The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo a little girl (7 or 8) had been smuggled in with her parents which was an 18 and full of all sort of sexual violence, so some parents just don't seem to be that worried what their dc see.

sausagepoo Fri 12-Jun-15 14:37:06

I think it's less that some parents don't seem to be worried about what their children see (although I suspect this may be true in some cases) but that most parents know their children. I took my 6 year old yesterday, he has been counting down to the film's release for at least a year and he was absolutely fine. I know what scares him - and it's not the sort of stuff in this. Interestingly, he is really scared by the monsters in kids bedrooms in Monsters Inc which is a U! He also hates spiders so anything about spiders on people, regardless of certificate, is out for him. There are lots of films of all certificates that I will not allow him to see but dinosaurs and them eating people is not something that worries him at all. He liked the jumpy bits the most apparently!

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